When fingers start pointing to accuse each other then feathers begin to fly. Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, and the hunter Elmer Fudd is a good example of that. Bugs Bunny points a finger at Daffy, and Daffy points back at Bugs in an endless argument. Elmer stands by with his shotgun wondering which one will be shot. What if there wasn’t anyone to blame, but yet the resolution of conflicts resulted? Meanwhile, accusations and conflict abound among flesh and blood human beings. Emotions and thoughts become consumed by who faulted who leading to physical conflict. We only want to regulate the bad situation to restore tranquility to our day o day living. In the process, social harmony is disturbed as hate from one person to the next boils within. How much would it be worth to us to find someone to accuse that would actually restore human unity? When we identify ourselves with the things of the spirit, we can express situations in a way that restores social harmony.
Our interpersonal conflicts are not with each other, but are according to the spiritual realm. By placing the blame on the right entity, we are able to restore the blossoms of the fruit of God’s Spirit. We have to know that our internal thoughts and emotions are regulated according to spiritual powers. “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” The devil is a ravenous lion seeking to devour, is the accuser, and destroys through blame. The blood of Christ, shed on the cross, defeats the accuser to bring us into the presence of God’s grace and mercy. As Christ lives in us, we no longer blame and accuse flesh and blood, but we know the source of accusations, blame, and conflict is from Satan. We express ourselves with words and behaviors that honor one another by the will of God through Christ Jesus. No longer do we blame one another, but we put the blame where it belongs, on Satan, that deceiver.
May the love, peace, faith, mercy, and grace of God be richly in us through Christ who lives in us.
(The above quote is from Ephesians 6:12 of the Bible)